Moulun Luo Lab

Location: Arizona Health Sciences Center, Rm. 6126

Moulun "Leon" Luo, PhD
Research Associate Professor, Medicine 

Divison of Endocrinology
UAHS Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism 
Arizona Health Sciences Center, Rm. 6126A
Tucson, AZ 85724
(520) 626-5673


Moulun Luo, PhD, oversees a research laboratory focused on insulin resistance in the liver. His work facilitates characterization of novel key proteins using techniques including glucose clamps (in human, mouse and rat), proteomics by mass spectrometry, and gene knockouts in cell lines by CRISPR.

Research Interest

Dr. Luo's research interests focus on the mechanisms of insulin resistance in liver, the development of NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease), and the role of mitochondria in insulin resistance. His minor research interests includes the tumor cell invasion and metastasis in melanoma and colon cancer.